‘Keto’ molecule may be useful in preventing and treating colorectal cancer
A Penn study finds beta-hydroxybutyrate, an alternative-energy molecule produced by the body in response to starvation or low-carb diets, strongly suppresses the growth of colorectal tumors.
Making a game of it: Contests help new moms increase their steps
A Penn Medicine study used wearable tech to foster activity in high-risk, diverse populations, specifically postpartum women to reduce their cardiovascular risk.
New health center opens at PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar
PHMC Health Center on Cedar, staffed by Penn Medicine clinicians, offers comprehensive primary and behavioral health care for residents in the West and Southwest Philadelphia community.
CHOP and Penn Medicine to lead Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health
The new center, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, aims to identify and protect children in vulnerable communities from environmental exposures.
Vaccine-like mRNA injection can be used to make CAR T cells in the body
An experimental immunotherapy can temporarily reprogram patients’ immune cells to attack heart fibroblast cells via only a single injection of mRNA.
Common cardiac device implants and persistent opioid use overlap
A new study from Penn Medicine shows that about 12% of patients who receive implantable cardiac devices will continue taking pain medication in the months afterward.
New study illuminates the biology of common heart disorder
Dilated cardiomyopathy, an often fatal heart disorder, due to titin gene mutations involves both a shortage of good titin and a buildup of mutant, potentially “bad” titin.
Genetic disease CDKL5 deficiency disorder could be treatable after childhood
The study finds that the CDKL5 gene, which plays an important role in proper brain development during childhood, is also active in adulthood, and that gene therapy may help adult patients.
Public Health Management Corporation and Penn Medicine announce opening of the PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar
The Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic’s transition of the former Mercy Catholic Medical Center—Mercy Philadelphia Campus, along with coalition partners, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, envision integrated health care and social services for the West and Southwest Philadelphia community.
Four Pennsylvania Higher-ed Institutions to Launch ‘Foster Care to College’ Programs Backed by Field Center at Penn
To help college-bound youth who have lived in foster care Cabrini University, Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University and West Chester University have partnered with the Field Center for Children